Sponsors

Sponsor & Advertisement Opportunity

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for or advertising with the 28th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference? Each registered conference attendee will receive conference materials and your advertisement can be printed in our conference program.

Learn more about how to increase your exposure during the CSUN Conference by downloading the Advertising/Literature brochure.

Please send your request to: conference@csun.edu

Sponsors of the 2013 International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference

ABILITY Magazine is consistently ranked on the Top 50 Magazines in the World — and is the leading magazine covering Health, Disability and Human Potential. We are an award-winning publication, distributed by Time-Warner. For nearly 20 years, our mission has been to provide new insights into our individual levels of ability. From Diabetes to Spinal Cord Injury and celebrity interviews to CEO profiles, ABILITY covers the latest on Health, Environmental Protection, Assistive Technology, Employment, Sports, Travel, Universal Design, Mental Health and much more. Our writers include MDs, PhDs, JDs, best-selling authors, U.S. Senators and advocates. Cover interviews consist of Movie and TV Celebrities, Sports Figures, Business Leaders, Presidents, First Ladies and more.

Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services enable our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure and monetize their digital content across every channel and screen.

"Since our inception, Canon's fundamental corporate philosophy has been kyosei. From this starting point, we strive to develop superior technology that continually enriches the lives of our customers and aim to build a society in which all people - regardless of differences in culture, customs, language, or race - live and work in harmony for all time.

In recent years, the diversity of our customer base in advanced countries has blossomed, even as these countries face aging populations. Our customers today transcend past categories and demographics: for example, even small children are computer literate.

The underlying concept of universal design, which seeks to provide goods that are inherently accessible and useable by all people, is perfectly in tune with the kyosei philosophy and is the product development ideal we aspire to.

We hope you will continue to lend your understanding and support to our universal design initiatives in future Canon products and services."

Canon Inc.

The CEA Foundation is a public, national foundation affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association. It was established with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. The Foundation is focused on strategic support of programs to impact these communities and has launched its first series of grants in 2012. It also serves to facilitate dialog between industry, consumers, government, advocacy groups and other key stakeholders around important issues.

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

To Comcast, It is extremely important that we develop and sustain a diverse suite of technologies that allows everyone to have access to communication, education and entertainment. Your feedback informs our development process and is vital to the success of our products. At CSUN this year, a group of blind and low vision users will get a chance to test a voiced TV program guide prototype. In other sessions, users who benefit from hearing and/or vision accommodations will also have an opportunity to participate in a dialogue about customer service surrounding accessibility features. Comcast’s user testing and feedback sessions will occur during several timeslots on Thursday, February 28 and Friday March 1 at CSUN 2013. To request involvement, email accessibility@comcast.com.

"Deque invents software that makes the web accessible.

That’s both our mission and our passion and something we have been doing for over 10 years with major corporations, government agencies, and other organizations. Every Deque team member – some of whom have been with the company since it was founded in 1999 – is passionate about the importance of accessibility in the digital world and in helping customers achieve the outcomes that accessibility provides. Our culture focuses heavily on these key pillars, in hiring, evaluation, and career paths."

"Freedom Scientific is the largest worldwide manufacturer of assistive technology products for those who are blind or have low vision. Freedom Scientific is also the only company with a complete line of products for those with vision impairments. All of these products are tested and guaranteed to work together. Freedom Scientific has been in business for over ten years and its products are sold in 55 countries and translated into 24 languages."

Join the IBM team in our suite (Manchester B Ballroom) for general session presentations and panel discussions on a range of topics including the latest in accessible user interface design, mobile accessibility, accessibility risk and compliance management and much more.

In the not-so-distant past, organizations integrating accessibility into their IT strategy worked with a fairly finite and stable set of factors. Today, evolving legislation – along with disruptive technology trends such as social computing, HTML 5, and smart device proliferation – are rapidly changing the accessibility risk profile for organizations across industries. Join IBM in the Manchester B ballroom on Thursday, February 28 at 10:40 AM to learn how our new integrated accessibility services can help your organization turn accessibility risk management into human-centric innovation opportunities.

Check the CSUN program and website for a full listing of IBM’s other general sessions, panels and presentations.

"At Microsoft, our mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential. We consider our mission statement a promise to our customers. We deliver on that promise by striving to create technology that is accessible to everyone—regardless of age or ability.

Microsoft recognizes and values the capabilities and contributions of all people—including those with disabilities. We are a more successful company because of our efforts to recruit and employ top quality people including those who happen to have disabilities. And we recognize that our employees with disabilities make an added contribution by helping us reach a broader market for our products."

"Oracle is committed to creating accessible technologies and products that enhance the overall workplace environment and contribute to the productivity of our employees, our customers, and our customers’ customers."
- Safra Catz, President and CFO, Oracle

With more than 390,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—and with deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle offers an optimized and fully integrated stack of business hardware and software systems.

Simply Accessible is a leading expert in the field of web accessibility with practical experience helping our clients successfully build and maintain accessible web content and applications. Each member of our team comes from a very different background with a great variety of experiences. This helps us think about things differently. We see problems that others don’t see and we solve those problems in new ways. We’re teachers: we work with you from strategy to conceptual design, from development to testing, and we use every opportunity to provide accessibility and usability training along the way. We’re advocates: dedicated to creating extraordinary online experiences for real people, we go beyond technical compliance to truly meet the needs of all users. We’re pragmatists: we work with your teams to prioritize the work and standardize the accessibility process to deliver the most value. And, we’re perfectionists: we have pretty high standards, knowing that only then can we help you meet your most aspirational user experience goals.

Since 1998, SSB BART Group (SSB) has supported the accessibility initiatives of more than 750 organizations by developing software, training, and consulting solutions to address the specific business and technical needs of the organizations most affected by accessibility requirements. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies throughout a broad range of industries, educational institutions, and leading government agencies. The creators of Accessibility Management Platform (AMP), software which provides the infrastructure to manage accessibility across the enterprise development life cycle, SSB is well known for their extensive and ongoing work across the government and industry.